[tlhIngan Hol] only spartan women give birth to real men

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Nov 17 10:49:17 PST 2020

On 11/17/2020 1:43 PM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> Am 17.11.2020 um 19:09 schrieb Will Martin:
>> While I understand that it’s common in English and perhaps other human
>> languages to answer a “Why?” question with a dependent clause starting
>> with “Because”, I’m curious as to whether or not we can assume the same
>> is true in Klingon.
> We have a clear canon example for this in Star Trek Into Darkness:
> Klingon:
> {toH, Hey Humanpu'. qatlh DISaH?}
> "Why should I care about a human killing humans?"
> Uhura:
> {potlhmo' batlh, vIqawba'.}
> "Because you care about honor."

I don't get what the *vIqawba'* is doing here. If it means what it looks 
like it means, /I obviously remember it,/ then this is not a subordinate 
clause lacking a main clause.


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